“It was extraordinary, heart-felt, clever and so beautiful. It’s like nothing I have seen before.”
Mama Stitch is a storytelling experience that celebrates Mandurah Mums in all their imperfections, challenges and triumphs.
A cross section of people from the Mandurah community have been interviewed, ranging in age, experience and background. These interviews are edited and presented as “Headphone Verbatim” (meaning the actor wears headphones and delivers the text as they hear them, live, without embellishment).
Each story is live scored by our band Kettlefish, with an original and unique musical response. The work is intimate; performed in galleries, foyers and community spaces. We invite the audience into the space with toast and tea (we bake fresh bread for each show in the space) so the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. At the end of each show we invite the audience to write an anonymous letter to their own mum that we display in the space. That way, the space and set are continually built as more people engage with it.
“I would go again, so unbelievably special was Mama Stitch!”
“Mama Stitch – tonight was warm and welcoming with a cuppa and home made bread . The music – I could have just closed my eyes and listened to all day. Then real stories told through Georgia and Mark- there was laughter, sadness, compassion, heartbreak and everything in-between – an emotional roller-coaster , but I’m glad I took the ride.”
“Brilliant show, top talent!”
Recommended Age & Warnings
Some of the stories in Mama Stitch this weekend may contain the following topics: Suicide, Coarse Language. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this work contains images of and stories about people who are deceased.